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U.S. officials announced plans Friday to
relinquish federal government control
over the administration of the Internet, a
move likely to please international critics
but alarm some business leaders and
others who rely on smooth functioning of
“The timing is right to start the transition
process,” said Lawrence E. Strickling,
assistant secretary of commerce for
communications and information. “We
look forward to ICANN convening
stakeholders across the global Internet
community to craft an appropriate
The announcement "is beginning the process of
transferring additional domain name functions to ICANN is the next phase in this transition" and is "consistent with other efforts the U.S. and our allies are making to promote a free and open Internet, and to preserve and advance the current multi-stakeholder model of global
Internet governance," Rockefeller said.
reply to post by Bassago
Loss of freedom due to censorship, we no longer have a say in keeping it free.
And, taxation on usage, charges, fees, penalties. Ways to make money on usage, rather than being free or largely so. Got to have a way to pay milions in salaries now, to those new 'governances', for think tanks and upkeep!
I am certain others can come up with other ramifications, but those are the top two, right off the top of my head.
reply to post by ohioriver
The thing that gets me from the whole article is, who gave Obama and the government the right to own the internet and sell it as it seems fit.
Time for a reliable and more free people friendly underground internet, that is what we need now, and independent internet to rival the very soon to become another corporate control monopoly.